My Art
By Brooke Nelson

Silence
as my vision focuses on one face.
Heart pounding
as I grasp the hands in my space.

A whisper
as the collective breathing shatters the silence.
And chills
as the first sigh of heavenly sound resolves all violence.

One sweeping motion,
and a robust bass rattles my bones.
One vigorous look,
and into one sequence my mind hones.

The indescribable feeling
as forty dynamic minds turn into one.
With emotions
that emanate from each individual
and converge into a bursting canvas of color
as bright as the sun.

Sounds so powerful
that tears flow out from deep within my soul.
And afterwards,
I leave
with the beautiful feeling of being whole.


Brooke Nelson, a senior at Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, is a member of the school’s talented chorale. Her poem is an observation of her passion and experiences singing with the other members of the group.

Aimee Serafin, editor of the Augusta Family Magazine.